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Governor Mark Dayton
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Dayton Seeks Minnesota Shutdown Protection From Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has filed a petition in Ramsey County court laying out services that he says must be preserved if state government shuts down July 1. The petition filed Wednesday asks the court to order that things like police, emergency and disaster response and public health functions be continued.

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Stearns County To Take Wait And See Approach To Government Shutdown

The state Department of Human Services is notifying 42,500 child care assistance recipients and providers that they might lose their benefits if the government shuts down July 1st. In Stearns County, Human Services Administrator Dave Rooney says there are hundreds of families affected but they have to wait for the courts to rule before they can make contingency plans.

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MN Human Services Warns Clients Of Shutdown

The state Department of Human Services is notifying hundreds of thousands of clients that they might lose access to health care assistance and other services if Minnesota government shuts down on July 1.

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UPDATE – MnSCU May Send 6,000 Layoff Notices On Friday

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will send layoff notices to 6,000 employees Friday if it can't work out a deal to get access to its money in a state government shutdown.

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Shutdown Worries Prompt Emergency Meeting At MnSCU

The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have called an emergency meeting to consider the implications of a state government shutdown. The trustees are scheduled to meet Wednesday morning.

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First Batch Of MN Worker Layoff Notices Delayed

About 800 state workers who were expecting layoff notices this week in preparation for a possible state government shutdown are getting a nine-day reprieve.

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Minnesota Notifies Contractors Of Possible Shutdown

The state of Minnesota has warned its private contractors that they won't be paid if the current budget impasse between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers is unresolved by July 1.

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Dayton Administration Starts Shutdown Preparations

State agency commissioners in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton are preparing for a possible state government shutdown in case the governor and legislative Republicans can't settle on a state budget by the end of June.

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Bachmann Pledges To Refuse Pay, If Shutdown Happens

The clock is ticking towards a federal government shutdown. If that happens later today (Friday), Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she'll refuse her paycheck.

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Army Corps Would Fight Minn. Floods In Shutdown

Most federal employees in Minnesota would be furloughed if a government shutdown happens; but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District is a different story. The Army Corps is charged with responding to emergencies, so workers in Minnesota would continue to lead flood efforts across the state.

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